sophie  pavel

Sophie Francis Pavel of Weirton passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at her residence following a brief illness. She was 93 years old.

Sophie was born in Colliers on May 12, 1930, a daughter of Ignatius and Francis Chanze Koniski

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-eight years, John S. (Sonny Paul) Pavel, Sr., son Richard Pavel, grandson Christopher Pavel, sons-in-law, Chuck Aracich, Keith Little, and David Smith, Sr., and eight siblings.

Sophie worked at Weirton Steel as a Tin Flopper before having children. She volunteered at the Weirton Christian Center as a Pre-School Teacher. She was a member of the Beloved Mother’s Club and Ladies Auxiliary of the Weirton Volunteer Fire Department and worked for the Hancock County Election poles.

Sophie was the biggest fan of all her children and her grandchildren in all their activities. She could be found spending time at all her family’s functions, enjoying playing bingo, cards, life in general, and going to garage sales.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church and had a strong Catholic faith.

Sophie will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Geraldine (Dennie) Aracich Anna Smith, Mary (Tim) Little-Samples, Paula (John) Lane, sons John (Patty) Pavel Jr., Teddy (Judy) Pavel, and Robert Pavel, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 4 -7 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, February 7, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton.

Entombment will be in Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

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  1. Candle Selection 7Sending hugs and condolences to all the cousins. Aunt Sophie always had a beautiful smile for everyone.

  2. Candle Selection 7Sending hugs and condolences to all the cousins. Aunt Sophie always had a beautiful smile for everyone. I’m sorry I can’t make it home to see everyone.

  3. Candle Selection 5Aunt Sophie was very special to so many people. Growing up she was always so kind and made family gatherings so much fun. She will be missed ❤️

  4. Candle Selection 2To a very special Aunt during all my years. You and BABA treated me like gold. I always looked forward to seeing you when I went fishing with Uncle Sonny. Prayers for you and the family. RIP Aunt Sophie, you will be missed 🙏

  5. Candle Selection 8Dear Mary,
    So very sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you during this most difficult time. Your Mom is now flying among the angels. Such a sweet lady. With deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  6. Candle Selection 5Anna, Life changes when you lose someone as precious as your mom. We want to to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

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